Is it about Photography... or about God?
Ok so, as a photographer, this type of thing is always interesting to me. The Priest stops the ceremony to give the videographers a piece of his mind.
“This is not about photography. This is about God”.
Now, I don’t shoot weddings any longer, but I’ve shot my share in the past.
In defense of the Priest, one of the first things I do is talk to the Minister about what I can and cannot do… like using flash. Or where I’m off limits from going. We get all that worked out in advance. It’s the professional thing to do.
In defense of the Videographers, it’s a pretty good angle they’ve got there. The couple and their family is more interested in see faces of those they know. How else to do that if not from behind. You can see the B or C camera setup in the background. So these guys were just looking for multiple angles.
I would hope the Priest would be a little quicker on his wit and just roll with the punches, to make nice for the couple. Seems like this will always be a mark against what is supposed to be a perfect day for the couple.
Keep in mind, that the Priest is employed, just like the Togs are. They are both working for the couple. Should anyone be expected to issue a refund?